Kevin Gorey

Kevin Gorey

Kevin M. Gorey (he/him)

Please note that Kevin is no longer accepting new student supervisions.

Office: 241, 167 Ferry Street Windsor, ON N9A 0C5

Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 3085
Twitter: @DocGorey


Scholarly Interests/Areas of Expertise

  • Social epidemiology
  • Population health inequities
  • Research synthesis

Educational Background

  • PhD, MSW, State University of New York at Buffalo

Recent Courses Taught


02-47-344, Research I: Foundations of Social Work Research


02-47-547, Advanced Social Work Research: Practice Evaluation

02-47-743, Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research

02-47-744, Quantitative Data Analysis


KEVIN GOREY, an epidemiologist and social worker, has primarily studied the effects of key social resources such as health care and education on the health of Canadian and American populations. His work won a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) career investigator award as well as an Ontario Premier’s research excellence award. He has worked with practitioners, social and biomedical scientists as well as with grassroots and legislative knowledge users to advance understandings of the social forces that shape the health of Canadians and Americans.

Kevin has two goals for the “second half” of his scholarly life. First, moving from primary to synthetic comparisons of additionally informing high-income nations he hopes to create “hardcover” resources for the next generation of researchers, decision makers and publics. These will be two research syntheses: “The skewed curve: Social solutions to America's social problems” and “Health care of people with low incomes in high-income countries: Best policies from around the world.” Second, he hopes to responsibly pass the scholarly baton off to the next generation of students, graduate and undergraduate, and junior investigators, academy and community-based.         

For more information on Kevin Gorey, please visit his academic website.

Recent Student Publications

Ahmed, S., & Gorey, K. M. (2023). Employment discrimination faced by Muslim women wearing the hijab: Exploratory meta-analysis. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 32, 115-123.

Brunelle, K., Abdulle, S., & Gorey, K. M. (2020). Anxiety and depression among socioeconomically vulnerable students with learning disabilities: Exploratory meta-analysis. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 37, 359-367.

Charron, C. M., & Gorey, K. M. (2022). Virtual versus face-to-face cognitive behavioral treatment of depression: Meta-analytic test of a noninferiority hypothesis and men’s mental health inequities. Depression Research and Treatment, 2022, 2972219.

D’amore, R. M., Halpern, A. N., Reed, L. R., & Gorey, K. M. (2023). Mental health problems among elementary school students mandated to e-learning: A COVID-19 rapid review caveat. International Journal of School Social Work, 8, 2.

Elias, C. L., & Gorey, K. M. (2021). Online social networking among clinically depressed young people: Scoping review of potentially supportive or harmful behaviors. Journal of Technology in the Human Services, 40, 79-96.

Escobar, K. M., Sivaram, M., Gorey, K. M., Luginaah, I. N., Kanjeekal, S. M., & Wright, F. C. (2020). Colon cancer care of Hispanic people in California: Paradoxical barrio protections greatest among vulnerable populations. Journal of Public Health Research, 9, 255-258.

Ghannam, S., & Gorey, K. M. (2023). Islamic religiosity and subjective well-being in the west: Meta-analytic evidence of protections across diverse Muslim diasporas. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, 42, 36-52.

Howes, S. T, Gorey, K. M., & Charron, C. M. (2023). Relative effectiveness of online cognitive behavior therapy with anxious or depressed young people: Rapid review and meta-analysis. Australian Social Work, 76, 547-561.

Jewell, R. R., & Gorey, K. M. (2019). Psychosocial interventions for emergent adults with type 1 diabetes: Near empty systematic review and exploratory meta-analysis. Diabetes Spectrum, 32, 249-256.

Kcomt, L., Gorey, K. M., Barrett, B. J., Levin, D. S., Grant, J., & McCabe, S. E. (2021). Unmet healthcare need due to costs concerns among U.S. transgender and gender-expansive adults: Results from a national survey. Health & Social Work, 46, 250-259.

Osei, G. K., & Gorey, K. M. (2021). Preventive impacts of group homes in resourceful neighborhoods: Retrospective cohort in Ontario, 2012 to 2016. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 38, 651-661.

Trudgill, D. I. N., & Gorey, K. M. (2024 [in press]). Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of frontline hospital-based nurses: Rapid review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Mental Health.

Trudgill, D. I. N., Gorey, K. M., & Donnelly, E. A. (2020). Prevalent posttraumatic stress disorder among emergency department personnel: Rapid systematic review. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 7, 89.

Williams, N. G., Alberton, A. M., & Gorey, K. M. (2022). Morbid and mortal inequities among Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic: Rapid review of relative risks and protections. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 11, 3-32.